Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

The first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries

Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Overview

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries - has been operating continually for 132 years. It has grown from a band of 36 players to an orchestra of 102 regular members giving concerts attended by a total audience of 100,000 a year at the Helsinki Music Centre and abroad.

HarrisonParrott arranged tours to Mexico in 2015 with conductor by John Storgårds, as well as in Spain in May 2016, under the conductorship of newly appointed Susanna Mälkki.

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries - has been operating continually for 132 years. It has grown from a band of 36 players to an orchestra of 102 regular members giving concerts attended by a total audience of 100,000 a year at the Helsinki Music Centre and abroad.

HarrisonParrott arranged tours to Mexico in 2015 with conductor by John Storgårds, as well as in Spain in May 2016, under the conductorship of newly appointed Susanna Mälkki.

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Contacts

Viola Frankenfeld +49 (0)89 6797 10484

Reviews

“Following the Ligeti came the first Ravel work on the program, Shéhérazade. Mälkki brought a tremendous transparency to the work’s hazy and perfumed textures. The first movement climax was polished to the finest instrumental detail. Particularly memorable was the meltingly beautiful playing of the HPO strings, especially in the outer movements.” (ResMusica, September 2016)

“While there were numerous individual highlights throughout the evening, equally impressive was the versatility that both Mälkki and the orchestra brought to this highly varied collection of works.” (ResMusica, September 2016)

“Following the Ligeti came the first Ravel work on the program, Shéhérazade. Mälkki brought a tremendous transparency to the work’s hazy and perfumed textures. The first movement climax was polished to the finest instrumental detail. Particularly memorable was the meltingly beautiful playing of the HPO strings, especially in the outer movements.” (ResMusica, September 2016)

“While there were numerous individual highlights throughout the evening, equally impressive was the versatility that both Mälkki and the orchestra brought to this highly varied collection of works.” (ResMusica, September 2016)